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Reviewing Melnyk’s latest round of Ottawa Senators optimism

November 18, 2020

When Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk speaks, there are solid odds that he’ll say something ridiculous. Speaking generously, you could say that the Crime Scene Investigation-loving Senators owner has a penchant for hyperbole.

So, when Melnyk makes prognostications about his Senators’ chances, your eyes perk up. Even if it’s closer to the sensation you get when you’re about to rubberneck at a traffic accident.

When it comes to Melnyk’s recent appearance on The Bob McCown Podcast, the worst logical collisions feel more like fender benders. Sometimes Melnyk might have even made sense!

Let’s get to some of Melnyk’s comments about the Senators’ future (short, and also long-term), and ponder how much optimism is actually appropriate.

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